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's the ultimate game of chicken. by the way, a new plan that works in taxing bank assets and even grabbing some money from the church. how about that. meanwhile, back here at home once again i'm going to stop this nonsense about a new national internet sales tax. my pal grover norquist will help me declare war on it. this is a big government tax grab that we will debate. >> speaking of taxes, guess who is not paying them? more and more federal workers are tax cheats. why shouldn't tax cheats just be fired? it's that easy on the "kudlow report." and we begin right now. first up tonight, the cyprus crisis continues. riots are forming in the streets. cnn's own chief international correspondent michelle caruso-cabrera is with us tonight. >> cyprus is going to do something that's called "resolving a bank." like all tough things in life, we use euphemisms. tonight the head of the central bank has asked parliament to give him permission to give him new powers of resolution authority. what he will do with that resolution authority is he will take cyprus's most troubled bank, he's going to take the good
is back, and the $13 billion bailout in cypress. they want to pay for it by taxing people's bank accounts. dagen: the president will announce his no , nominee for s secretary. another looks at a man's record over at the justice department. connell: the cyber threats, a new report according to an isp, nigeria as being the worst for spam. dagen: the corporate tax burden in the country. who pays the most? those stories and much more coming up in hour on "markets now." ♪ connell: markets are going back to positive. dagen: who has a greater connection than anyone in the building. connell: good morning, nicole. dagen: good morning, yes, my mother and father were born in cypress, but i want to look here at the averages, a lot stemming from what we heard in cypress, them giving a vote to tax the depositors there, and that, in turn, could really pressure europe overall, that vote takes place tomorrow. the banks closed until thursday. the euro is at a four month low, and people are spooked. i mean, that's really what's occurring here, down 45 points for the dow jones industrials, so that's down
't read. there is a payroll tax of .9% and investment tax 3.8% and excise tax of which there are 159 rules to spell out how that tax applies. can you imagine how this is going to be? this is nightmare. this is so the federal government can hire millions of people to make this legislation possible. it's idiotic. they should break it around started all over. >> eric: and remember when president clinton said that it would not add to the debt and now it's trillion dollars? >> it's amazing people hate so much of it. let's note the american people when asked about the specific provisions in the affordable care act actually like it. they like tax credits for small insurance and closing the medicare loopholes and 80% of like those things and less than 50% know they are in the bill. >> let's talk about why this is going to kick in. eric they purposely wrote this thing, once it is in all the crappy things come out. knows what is going to happen to medicare costs and medicare or anything like that. good luck trying to find a doctor or nurse. they did this in purpose. they bam, smacked you with this.
shoppers, beware. you may get slapped with a new internet tax being handed down from capitol hill. that story, just ahead. >>> and later, giving new meaning to the term zombie economy. >> they see you as killers. they're training to attack. >> i'll tell you what, next time you see phillip, you tell him i'm going to take his other eye. >> the creator of "the walking dead," robert kirkman, attributes part of his show's success to the financial crisis. kirkman will join me later to explain. you're watching the "closing bell" on cnbc, first in business, worldwide. [ male announcer ] this is a reason to look twice. the stunning lexus es. get great values on your favorite lexus models during the command performance sales event. this is the pursuit of perfection. how do traders using technical analysis streamline their process? at fidelity, we do it by merging two tools into one. combining your customized charts with leading-edge analysis tools from recognia so you can quickly spot key trends and possible entry and exit points. we like this idea so much that we've applied for a patent. i
is trying to shoot down this tax on a medical device maker. >> the medical device packs is something that is a pretty bipartisan bill. you will not see a lot of bipartisanship there. dagen: brad, final word. do we really know what this will cost us as a nation and individuals? >> we look no further to the entitlements that the government had to perform before obamacare. medicare, renegade is going bust on its own. we created a whole new entitlement program where we could not even administer properly and provide the coverage to those already admitted. it is on a pathway to unsustainability unless something is done to change those programs. i have no confidence that obamacare will have any more success than the two programs i mentioned. dagen: thank you both. the well. connell: senators getting set for a marathon with back-to-back voting. they will be voting on amendments that protect the budgets. dagen: rich edson is live in washington, d.c. with more. rich: most of them are designed to get the other party to take difficult votes. the republican amendment drew more than 30 democrats i
, a possible tax on bank deposits and austerity measures that could result in the loss of thousands of jobs. that has sparked a protest. welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: good to see you. good morning, to all of you. it happens that time is running out fast in cypress. if they can't reach a deal, the european central bank will stop providing emergency funds to cypress after monday, triggering a collapse of the country's banks. greg? >> shannon: hey, jamie, eric. it is crunch time here in cyprus. the economic fate of the country could be decide in the next several hours. all of europe and the united states is watching. the action rate now is in brussels. officials are meeting with the top brass at the u.u., the european central bank. they are trying to figure out a bailout for the near bankrupt country. the terms are tough, including the bank levy, 20% on big depositors at the main bank, which has been very controversial. in addition to that, other demands on the bank system have people worried about their job, worried about their moan. we were out and abo
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on public servants, wasted money spent in the financial crisis and the only thing is higher taxes. >> there is an oversight of spending tax dollars, we have known that for a while. with the story with school superintendent, national average 162,000 to be a school superintendent but some of these guys are running half a dozen schools, less than a million students, some of them are making 200,000 or more. it is amazing there is no transparency, little oversight for the public servants will scream about the private sector. look to your own backyard. charles: the same ideology that argues about corporate salaries uses that as an excuse to bump up their own salaries. digging a were using to bump up your salaries? connell: thank you, charles, appreciate it. dagen: i am taken mcdonnell. connell: i am connell mcshane. thank you for joining us and this is what is keeping washington up at night. preventing a budget deal from happening. dagen: a big day for bernanke and company. is it time for the central bank to pull back on the bond buying? connell: and the taiwan factory making the recall
to pick up. do not get too excited when all the obamacare taxes kick in next year. i would go into any of the markets like miami. the whole purchase to rent phenomenon, all the investors are jumping in and buying rental properties. the holster is wearing off on that. it did not turn out as good as they thought. look at those cities. vegas, phoenix, anything -- really, the fed induces this massive wild swing in bubbles. they are not sustainable. just watch out. dagen: anthony, it was great to see you. thanks a lot. connell: great to see you, as always. how about starbucks. this is a headline today. helps to explore different farming techniques. a disease called coffee rust. it has been hidden industry pretty hard. dagen: you can see through the pants. lulu lemon pulled some of its yoga pants off store shelves. the company claims the mistake impacts 17%. it was made by a supplier. lulu lemon offering full refunds to customers. they are trying to figure out what exactly happened. it is hard to make up a story this good. shares are down more than 5% today. connell: it is like christmas for
taxes and pay cuts, instead what they did was they taxed bank deposits. they're calling it a tax. a lot of folks are calling it a seizure. here's what's significant. even small depositors below the insurance threshold are going to get hit. the original number for small depositors below 100,000 euros was 6.5%. they're working in parliament right now about shifting that and any other subsequent plan suggests that if you have insured money it will still get hit. what did we see over the week whend this announcement happened on yesterday? runs on the atms at the banks in cypress because they'd shut down the banks as a result of this. they stopped all wire transfers and you also if you tried to take money out they had partitioned out the amount of money that you were supposed to be giveing to the government each though there hasn't been a vote in parliament. why did cypress need a bailout? its banks are bust. the reason the banks in sicypru they bet the greek debt would not be restructured but it was. that's left a lot of them insolvent. the banks in cyprus are huge, eight times the size of
a bank at tax plan. now the risks of bank runs and bank collapses mount in this tiny country. we are about to bring you live report from cyprus. but cyprus may have an ace in the hole. it's called russia. the parliament is going hat in hand to russia to save its financial system in return for ownership of its natural gas resources. so do i have this right? the russian money-laundering thugs can save cyprus and maybe europe and maybe the global financial markets as well? it's a very scary thought. however, here at home, american business leaders speaking in one voice in a new campaign to push pro growth corporate tax reform. i like it. the polls show it. there's too much talk about root canal, dent and budge cutting. we need growth, we need optimism. we need "the kudlow report." it begins right now. >>> first up this evening, let's go live to cnbc chief international correspondent, michelle caruso cabrera who joins us from cyprus with the details. good evening, michelle. >> reporter: good evening, larry. it's been a day of high drama here in cyprus. just a few hours ago, the parli
under $100,000 euros taxed 3% while savers over half a million will see the levy kred to 10%. those above the threshold pay 9.9% tax. the total revenue raised is expected to hold just shy of 6 billion euros. the rescue package is slated to begin today around 1500 cet. in the meantime, we're getting comment out of russia. seen as perhaps the targeted party here, i should say, with regard to some of the deposit taxes that are being pushed through on cipriot banks. for example, putin via spokesman has apparently called the levy, if approved, unfair, unprofessional and dangerous. european markets are in the red across the board as we've seen today. the ftse 100 down almost 1% and the xetra dax better than 1%. the ibex 35 is down 2%, roughly the same amount for the ftse mib. we can tell you that spanish and italian bonds have risen both on banks and for some of the periphery, showing pressure, as well. here is a look at some european banks. a mix there. on the left, you can see spain. banco santander down almost 4% some some cases. unicredit down almost 5%. moving to the french banks, cr
from cyprus and concern about deposits being taxed obviously set off worries on wall street abroad and here at home obviously. sandra: opposite end of the spectrum, jcpenney, the retailers, jcpenney a huge rally today, nicole? >> a couple of reasons. isi group talking about the fact that they might turn into a reit-like entity. oppenheimer talking postively about jcpenney. david: apple, apple, even though the market came down i think apple stayed up about 12 bucks. why are they doing so well on the eve the samsung announcement? >> that is pretty amazing. once the news was out about samsung it took away some uncertainty. apple bucked the trend. sandra: best buy seeing a nice top. that was an up stock on a down day. >> best buy, the last quarter was a great one. they got positive analyst comments as well. jpmorgan initiated coverage with overweight rating. [closing bell rings] david: the bells are ringing. we're not at absolutely postively lowest point of the markets but very close to it as we see a down market. dow jones industrials down 61 points on the beginning of this trading we
on the failed idea that giving another round of tax cuts will somehow triple down and lift up all the other boats. we know that has not worked. peter: the senate starts its votes on its budget tomorrow. i will start here before i talk about easter bunnies and march madness. connell: we do not want that, peter. we never want you to get into trouble. dagen: that does not get you into trouble with us. we go as far as talking about audio parts. right now we want to talk about funding the government. 68% of americans say it is a problem. connell: monica crowley is here with us today, as is leo kelly. interesting because of what we have seen in the stock market. today, with the market pulling back with all-time highs, it is not really about the stuff peter is reporting about. >> cyprus, his little country that no one really was paying attention to a couple weeks ago certainly has no whole world turned upside down. what the market has really come to expect from washington is delayed until the last minute, but come up with a resolution. the threat goes away each time they do this. dagen: speaking o
about cyprus and what they'r they are doing, thet off this decision to tax or confiscate the bank accounts, but what happens now? how will they please those at the imf and the european union? big questions remain and that is why you see the red arrows. but just squeezing out a gain for now. lauren: investors also applied to the safety of u.s. treasuries today rallied for a third day pushing the yield on the 10-year note to a two-week low. david: without the fed announced what they are going to announce on wednesday. oil closing below $93 per barrel, this is the first fall for crude in four sessions, dropping 1.7% settling at $92.16 per barrel. lauren: and you have to look at the retailer's underperforming the market today especially the key names. american eagle, abercrombie and fitch, all falling greater than 3%. david: the stocks are much the same. rejecting the confiscation of bank accounts but there are things going on here in america that are not as friendly. the chief research officer joining us with a disturbing new report, one that shows the united states is falling behind
to the bottom of that? are we about to see a national internet tax, a tax on everything you buy online? it is on the hill today, and you need to see this report before your next click. and no more carrots. remember those thing. american tourist. you couldn't fit that in a carry-on if you tried. a major carrier experimenting with no more carry-s on. leave the luggage behind. you goat sit down first. it's a big change in the way america waits in line and flies away. sue is off today. simon is at the new york stock exchange. simon? >> and tyler, i'm slightly concerned for your european whack a mole you seem to have a very brutal hammer. let's move on and check where we are with the markets. after so many golden weeks of gains, it's been a little bit rough, but about 90 minutes ago we went positive. the dow went positive for the week. we were up over 90 points just shy of that, as you can see. let's have a look at where we are on the s&p right now. 1555 as we head into the weekend. we'll check on golds and brented a we work our way through the program. let's see what the mood of bob pisani
their carry-ons with them? if you are tired of washington's high taxes and big spending here is one way to stick it to the man >> tom: okay, you go first. i'll be right behind you. i have seen a lot of tax protestors and they do put them in prin when they don't pay their taxes. yes, people go to jail. i'll let you fight the battle first. thanks to everybody that contacted the show. keep your comments coming in. tom sullivan show, we're open for business 24/7. check out our facebook page, and then tom sullivan show. there is a lot of tom sullivan show, you can follome on twitter at sullivan radio and all the things to contact us on the web my main webpage which is tomsullivan.com. thanks for joining us. make sure to tune in to the radio show. listen in through our fox news radio app. download it from itunes. you can hear us online by clicking live button on my main website. we or radio every day from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. eastern time. we'll have another great show lou: good evening, everybody. thank you for joining us. the dow jones industrials three consecutive record closes in did today a
a bank deposit tax. sterling is trading lower as they get ready to set out this year's budget expecting to redirect spending to revive growth and deutsche bank lowers its earnings due to mortgage related lawsuits and/ regulator investigations. >>> plenty still happening as we follow the cyprus story for you and explore just what it means for investors across europe and around the world because the market reaction has been relatively muted if you consider the extraordinary nature of these events. cyprus' president is meeting with party leaders this morning after lawmakers last night unanimously rejected a proposed tax on bank deposits. this was crucial to unlocking a $10 billion bailout. the house speaker said the decision had been made for all europeans. >> this decision of the house of the republic of cyprus is protecting all the people of the countries of the european union and this is the main message i want to send tonight to all european citizens. >> now meanwhile cyprus' finance minister is appealing to moscow for help fresh from his talks with his counterpart this morning. discus
now, speaking of cyprus, the idea of confiscating people's income after already been taxed sent a chill far beyond cypress. could that happen here? that is question we ask steve forbes, fox chairman and editor-in-chief. he has thoughts on that you don't want to miss coming up on the "countdown to the closing bell" -- "after the bell" [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on hisortfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. ♪
. the cypriot government says the country's parliament is unlikely to pass legislation which would impose a tax on bank deposits. lawmakers are set to meet and vote on the levy which has been set on a condition of the eu bailout. meanwhi meanwhile, the german finance minister has rushed to the defense of a highly unpopular tax. the move was necessary to keep cyprus from sharing in the burden of a eu bailout. and uncertainty over the outcome of the vote in nicosia continues to weigh on markets. cyprus said its stock exchange will trading until thursday. cypriot banks have been placed on negative watch. carolin roth is reporting now for us. the latest we're hearing is that the vote may not happen today. what can you tell us? >> absolutely. there are a lot of moving parts still, kelly. this is a very fluid situation. the vote is scheduled to happen at 6:00 p.m. local time. there has been no official cancellation on part of the government. but, again, a government spokesperson at the same time also saying that it's very unlikely at this point that the vote will actually go through. that is, of cour
because of that deposit tax component. now, the president is currently meeting with the leaders of the political parties. of course, what he's trying to do is to strong arm and to persuade them into voting for that deal because the other alternative, yes, that is bankruptcy for this country, which has only 1 million people and only makes up 0.2% of the entire eurozone. the debate and the vote on that bailout deal will be kicking off in around four hours from now at 4:00 p.m. local time. thou, a lot of uncertainty as to what the outcome of the vote will be, given that nobody has a clear majority. having said that, there is, of course, the chance that some of the lawmakers who have been wavering could have been appeased by the talk that some of the taxes for the smallest depositors could be lowered. now, "the wall street journal" has reported that those deposits between zero is and 100,000 euros could be taxed at only 3% as opposed to 6.75% previously. now, the middle bracket would be 100,000 to 500,000 euros. that could be taxed at 10% and then anything in excess of half a millio
-called vice taxes. you have probably heard the sequester cuts go after about $44 billion in this fiscal year. let me give you a sense of this. taxes on tobacco and alcohol and gaming, gambling, lotteries, generated together $75 billion compared tough sequester, that taxes are doing a very powerful job. that is, federal, state and and local revenue. two states, two states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. they are colorado and washington . colorado collects more than $5 million in sales, $5 million in sales from dispensaries, pot dispensaries, marijuana. washington is reportedly collecting some $750,000 in taxes, although they have been having trouble getting dispensaries registered with the state. it is affecting their revenue. pot smokers procrastinating. hard to imagine. well, regarding that $13 billion pornography industry, 13 billion. california is earning about $36 million per year just in revenue from the porn industry. it's worth about a billion dollars overall to the economy, just in southern california. we we are on the subject of sex in addition to the so-called vic
is not just a tax haven for russia, it is the tax haven for russian millionaires and billionaires. russia has invested $119 billion, that's with a "brks" in cyprus in 2011 alone. that's by far the largest recipient of russian investments in the world. equal amount of investment came back to russia from cyprus. funny how that works. russian investment is five times the total economic output for cyprus. russians account for $20 billion of total bank deposits or, tyler, as you mentioned, more than a third among the top russians in cyprus is the fert cider magnet now the biggest shareholder in the bank of cyprus. he has a lot of money in u.s. real estate as well. he brought donald trump's mansion and his daughter bout an apartment in sandy well. and alexander bought avraz steel. the mystery to me is why these wealthy russians kept so much money in cyprus when they knew the banks were in trouble. one reason is that there are fewer choices. if you look around the world, governments arie cracking down n tax evasion and money laundering. they're all complying with global capitalist. even with this 10
to be? the monopoly man smoking a cigar? let's take a look at the euro. parliament voting to tax -- to not tax bank deposits. that's the latest word. a very fluid situation. much more on "closing bell" next. >> thanks very much for watching "street signs." stick with us. see you at the same time tomorrow. >>> hi, everybody. good afternoon. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. the dow and the s&p 500 threatening to do something we haven't done all year. decline for three days in a row. >> shall we panic? i don't know what to do. i'm bill griffeth. stocks are lower. they've been lower all day. we've had just in the last few minutes here, to see if parliament rejected that one-time tax on bank deposits, which was a condition of its bailout plan. now investors are concerned maybe a default by cypress could intensify the euro zone's debt crisis. >> morgan stanley's adam parker, who had been negative says, no, no, no, i'm going to raise targets. in fact, one of the biggest bears turning bullish. why this market still has plenty of room to r
and, of course, old ideas are being revived, the idea of a depositit tax is coming back to the table. but we know, of course, just how unpopular that was. kelly. >> exactly. we seem to be almost back to where we started. carolin, thank you so much for that. carolin and steven both following these developments for us. >>> let's check on market reaction in asia. there's plenty going on in the world aside from cyprus. li sixuan joins us with the latest. eye, sixuan. >> thank you, kelly. markets in asia ending on a mixed note. there are lingering concerns over cyprus and north korean threats. political uncertainty in australia add add pressure on the markets. the asx 200 closed down 0.2% amid julia gillard's leadership. the main data point today was hsbc china flash pmi data for march, showing a rebound in the country's manufacturing activity. with concern, financial sector risks, housing bubbles and inflation, beijing may need to compromise growth to control medium term risks. the shanghai composite eked out a modest gain of 0.3%. in hong kong, the hang seng ended marginally lower ahead
a silicon valley insider and former yahoo coo daniel rosenzweig on the push for the sales tax. what impact will that have on retailers? you'll want to hear his answer this morning and first, why dollar general can make some sense for your portfolio and take one more look at futures this morning. looking at a pretty decent open for a short workweek this day as we have good friday off here. live from squawk on the street from post 9 when we return. your big picture. but e with the fidelity guided portfolio summary, you choose which accounts to track and use fidelity's analytics to spot trends, gain insights, and figure out what you want to do next. all in one place. i'm meredith stoddard and i helped create the fidelity guided portfolio summary. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. >>> shares of dollar general rising in pre-market tradex clueding items that yrms 97 cents a share, beating wall street forecasts and revenues essentially in line with the company benefiting from increased food sales and jimmy,
trade that stuff and make money off of it if you buy enough quantity. it is triple tax-free. anything related to california, municipalities, people are buying them. they are buying them at discount and they are trading them. they are clipping the coupons. do they hold them until maturity? maybe not. here is one more, yankee stadium that that was issued to basically build the garage, again, buying with pennies on the dollar. you do not necessarily hold it until maturity. this is a trade. trade detail risk. big risk here. you can make some money. >> i will follow your advice and not go into this market. california, basketcase when it comes to taxes. it seems too low if they are trading at pennies on the dollar. charlie: it is the real distress stuff like this west virginia tobacco bonds. why aren't the tobacco bonds distressed? when you raise taxes, people will not smoke. they will not pay the taxes. as a trade, you can make some money. jon corzine rolled the dice with short term, i it was italian bonds and spanish bonds. his dad turned out money good. people lost confidence in his abil
to tax bank deposits really royile the markets first thing this morn ing. cyprus? really. jane wells has been asking exactly that question on tw twitter. >> cyprus has a gross domestic product of $24 million. who are these people? we learned they really have a great sense of humor. one ad company parodied new york state of mind with state of mind. ♪ there's no toilets round, just a big hole in the ground ♪ >> see the whole hilarious video on my blog. how did one potential bank tax on an island give everybody a market wedgejy? i asked, it's like fill in the blank. here's responses. it's like a 20 buck battery grounding entire 787 fleet. an unpruned tree in ohio taking down the entire northeastern power grid. like a kim kardashian marriage. only lasts a short while and utterly meaningless. bloomberg banning large sodas. sailing a carnival ship and expecting to make it home. like me giving a rip about honey boo boo's next show. >> i love all of those. >> i liked them all till the last one. jane wells has clearly not redneckognized that's a hot show. >> when you have to subtitle white pe
will have to come along with tax increases. this deal still hurts. >> i do not think there is any denying that the cyprus people will have to go through tough times and will suffer the consequences. we had to adjust over relatively a short period of time. rich: now the question is what does this mean for the rest of the euro zone? this, the bailout should be a template for the rest of europe and banks should be reduced. back to you. connell: rich edson lives in cyprus. trading halted in some of those italian banking stocks also added the comments in terms of a template. time to bring in axel merck. your thoughts? >> good morning. when someone screams fire, you do not want to shut the accident. halting stocks, i do not think, is helpful at all. i think it is rather responsible. the question is what will happen. obviously, investors are taking action. connell: you just look at the big board here in the united states and the green at the beginning of the day has now turned red. european markets losing some steam. you talk about the italian banks and how it would not be a good idea to halt th
closely in the tax realm. we'll see whether or not they have earnings. [closing bell rings] david: best buy up another 5%. that stock can not be denied. as you her the bells are ringing on wall street. looks like the indexes are going to keep essentially where they were before and after ben bernanke began to talk. looked like they were sliding a bit. they stopped that slide. trading this the 50 to 60-point range on the dow. the s&p is doing better percentagewise. nasdaq is doing well. russell 2000, small and mid-sized caps doing well. there are interesting company stories and sector stories as well, lauren. lauren: homebuilders are one of the sectors. among the best performers today on better-than-expected earnings from lennar. lennar as well as d.r. horton hitting new 52-week highs today. david: sort of a bellwether of the economy, what the economy is doing here and as well overseas caterpillar was the worst performer on the dow. it was only down less than 2%. it did drag down the dow from what it could have been. the company is reporting dealer sales, get this, in the asian region dro
meltdown. the parliament rejected an unprecedented tax on bank deposits. that was a key part of the eu bailout terms. the finance minister is in moscow today with mounting speculation that russia could step in with a safety plan to safeguard russian deposits in cyprus. steve sedgwick is in moscow where he caught up with the finance minister there an hour or so ago. steve? >> they turned to russians once again. there's a loan on the table from russians dating back from 2011 so it's not the exception to it the rule for the cypriots to turn to the russians. the russians themselves are indignant they weren't brought into talks. let's hear what he had to say earlier on about the state of the current talks. >> first meeting very constructive. very honest discussion. we underscored how difficult the situation is and we'll now continue our discussions to find a solution by which we hope we will get some support from russia. >> in terms of that support, are we talking about a change of terms for the current existing 2.5 billion euro loan and an extension of 5 billion loan in addition to that? >
in response to cypress' plan for a deposit tax. now it seems like we're shrugging off those headlines. now, shares of hewlett-packard and verizon are helping the dow recover some grounds after upgrades from morgan stanley. verizon actually hitting more than an 11.5-year high today. there's the stock, up 87 cents, 48.89, as you can see on your screen. we're not getting any help from financials today. it's the worst performing sector following suit with some of these european banking counterparts. check out some of these euro financial names that are actually trading here in this country. they're getting knocked down. royal bank of scotland, create suisse, deutsche bank, ubs, war clays, all -- barclays, all of these stocks substantially lower in this country. s&p 500, we are still within striking distance of the record high despite moving lower today, the s&p down more than almost five points as you can see on your screen. is it going to happen this week? are we going to get that big number? we're looking for 1565.15. so close. as always. let's get right to our floor show. we've got traders
and the latest deposit tax scheme. happy anniversary, apple dividend and it was a year ago when the tech giant announced its dividend in 17 years. will apple succumb to the bigger payout as it faces stiffer competition from samsung. lululemon doing the downward facing dog with the transparency with the iconic black yoga pants prompting the retailer to cut sales guidance and boeing clinches an order from ryanair. of course, we begin with the markets. the dow and the s&p 500 hoping to avoid their first three-day losing streak of the year. wall street will be paying close attention in about three hours from now. that country's parliament scheduled to vote on a proposed tax on bank deposits and the controversial measure appears set to go down in defeat. here in the u.s., policymakers begin a two-day meeting in which they're expected to hold current policy. this is one of the meetings where we will get a press conference and people will be hanging on every word and every use of every adjective coming out of the fed chairman's mouth. are you expecting anything? >> i think that, frankly, we are looki
about taxing deposits into cyprus. that got waves and concerns going. oh my good nist, could this be precedent setting. people said we're overreacting of the the truth of the matter doesn't appear we are. that country is dire straits and desperate for bailout fund. melissa: the limit on atm withdrawals had been double before this. they are trying to go to the atms because the banks are remained closed this thursday and friday. they said they would not open as soon as tuesday. they thought they avoided a run on the bank by not taxing deposits of the they creates their own run by keeping banks closed and they're limiting atm withdrawals. lori: they decrease the amount. melissa: that you can pull out. lori: here in the u.s. your deposits are fdic insured up to $250,000 but, you know we'll see where this goes. melissa: the house approving the senate passed continuing resolution bill, the bill to fund the government past march 27th heads to the president who is expected to sign it. but is this continuing resolution or bandaid approach to funding the government just another example
billion. >>> a new report shows three of the four companies paying the most in corporate income tax are based out here in the bay area. fourth on the list is wells fargo which paid did the 9.1 billion in income tax. apple ranked third, paying more than 14 billion and chevron in san ramon paid $20 billion in income tax last year. that puts it second overall, the biggest rival of texas topped the list and paid $31 billion. >>> the chp investigates whether reckless driving may have led to last night's fiery crash in walnut creek that killed a motorcyclist. it happened on 680 south of rudgear road around 6:00 p.m. the crash involved four cars, one of which burst into flames. witnesses say the motorcycle and another vehicle appear to be driving recklessly before that crash. services are scheduled today for the three people killed in a daly city crash earlier this month. a viewing is scheduled for 50- year-old yosefa acevado and her 23 and 15-year-old sons. funeral services are scheduled tomorrow. police say the family was pulling out of their driveway when their car was hit by 23- year-o
-term spending cuts continues. >> republicans and democrats in washington are still fighting over taxes and spending but they've agreed to keep the fight under control. house already passed a bill to keep the government running past the end of this month. now the senate is preparing to do the same thing and there, the two parties aren't far apart on the details. >> we've con ens didded the number of amendments being talked about seriously. i commend them and their staff through all of their efforts. >> i spoke with them this morning. they've yet to reach an agreement. >> but the gap remains huge for a long-term plan for bringing government spending and revenue inline. >> they'll reduce the entitlement programs but only if republicans agree to tax hikes and jepd speaker john boehner said the house's answer to that is no. >> the president got his tax heights on january 1st. the talk about raising revenue is over. it's time to deal with the spending problem. >> the two chambers have a way of talking about their differences, not with president obama but on each other. work on the contrastin
, younger people to have the bulk of their payroll taxes go in their own personal accounts so sensible rules and diversification, as you get older more in short-term so you don't have to worry about stock market crashes. three counties in texas pulled out of social security, in the early 1980s. they didn't put a penny in the stock market. those folks today retiring with 50% to 200% more benefits than they would ha had with social security. when it comes to investing mutual funds, sound insurers and the trust i'll trust that over what washington does. >> and rgan, that gives people a choice. shouldn't we have a choice. it's our money, right? >> i love that idea and i'm all for the concept of a choice which is why i do think we should be reforming social security but i don'ts think we should be scrapping it. >> what about the choice issue? shouldn't we have a choice? it's our money, supposed to be a trust fund sort of like a savings account. obviously it's not. >> in a perfect world i completely agree there should be a choice. but i'm serious what i've been saying, david. we've got to see that
paying the most in corporate income tax are based out here in the bay area. fourth on the list is wells fargo which paid did the 9.1 billion in income tax. apple ranked third, paying more than 14 billion and chevron in san ramon paid $20 billion in income tax last year. that puts it second overall, the biggest rival of texas topped the list and paid $31 billion. >>> the chp investigates whether reckless driving may have led to last night's fiery crash in walnut creek that killed a motorcyclist. it happened on 680 south of rudgear road around 6:00 p.m. the crash involved four cars, one of which burst into flames. witnesses say the motorcycle and another vehicle appear to be driving recklessly before that crash. services are scheduled today for the three people killed in a daly city crash earlier this month. a viewing is scheduled for 50- year-old yosefa acevado and her 23 and 15-year-old sons. funeral services are scheduled tomorrow. police say the family was pulling out of their driveway when their car was hit by 23- year-old dennis macedo. po
taxes, it would curb spending by repealing obama care and eliminate the deficit in ten years. $4.6 trillion in cuts. zero chance of passing in the democratic-controlled senate, it's dead on arrival. >> lawmakers in the house and senate approved legislation to fund the government through the end of september. that avoids the risk of a partial federal shutdown. in the process, they are on spring break for a couple weeks. what's your take on this? >> my take is the whole financial dysfunction of our congress is mind blow iing. you look at this week. let's say frederick, maryland, where there's air traffic control that will be shut. a tower that was built by the stimulus money. so stimulus money went into this tower. the government saying it's a priority. and the the government because of its dysfunction saying we have to shut is down. that's a perfect representation, i think, of how washington is not doing its job. we can't even pass a budget. it can't even run the books. there's no strategy. when you look at some of the spending cuts, you see a lack of a strategy in american financ
going to go back to the original plan of taxing deposits. i am toll that's not going to be submitted to the troika. that may be the pipe dream of some in parliament. ladies and gentlemen, back to you. >> thanks, michelle. i was looking at the european bourses and i mean, if they can't sell off on this, and it's on -- you know, it's 0.2% of their economy and, you know, we're worried about whether there's any ripple all the way over to us. >> it may want be an instant market reaction, though. it may be something that's more of a concern about whether there would be other countries that step out of the eu. >> don't you think the markets could anticipate whether there would be further trouble or not? >> i don't know. i think this is -- >> we would be seeing it if it was really -- if they he can't sell off in europe, we shouldn't be looking at it at all for our markets here. >> no. michelle, what's that? >> i know you're over there, but you don't care. >> the one ripple effect i can think of is -- the one ripple effect i can think of is that if when they wind down this bank, there's some
dollars in tax increases, that's just over the next decade. no republicans voting for the bill, four democrats voting against it. now goes to the house where it is expected to be shot down. senators recently voted down a budget plan passed by the republican controlled house. how about this. there is a lot of buzz over a possible meteor spotted last night. we have video for you from maryland. hundreds of people from north carolina all the way up to maine reporting a bright fire ball flash across the sky. a car dealership in d.c. claims to have captured it on security video. experts say the space rock is probably the size of a volleyball and burned up in the atmosphere. now you know. i'll see you again at 1:00 p.m. eastern. back to forbes on fox. >> too little too late for too many workers. a new report revealing 30% of young americans say they have no confidence they will have enough cash to retire comfortably. that is a record high. before we hear the forbes flip side on why we need to ditch social security listen to what they have to say. >> i save on my own. i don't trust social se
been taxing literally all of the accounts, so they kept the banks closed so people wouldn't drain their accounts. so what is happening now. >> cyprus has struck a deal that taxes just the biggest bank accounts, anything more than $130,000. and that will hit mainly foreign investors. will hit them the hardest anyway because the banking system in cyprus takes in billions of dollars in foreign investment, especially from russia. >> but the deal is good for americans, europe is actually one of our biggest trading partners. and if it's in turmoil, europeans not in the mood to buy any american goods. american markets were higher friday in the hopes the deal would be reached this weekend. what is the reaction today? >> zain asher's in new york for us. tell us what happened. there was a bit of a bounce but then it came back. what's been the impact? hey, michael, and suzanne. sduric manages a gain. dow hit a new intraday high 14,563. the s&p got within one point of a record high. but we watched the s&p a little bit more closely because it's bigger, 500 stocks as opposed to the dow's 30. an
. >> reporter: well, every year the nfl asked for its employees to be exempt from paying the taxes for the super bowl. it adds up to millions of dollars. the city of santa clara believes it can recoup that lost revenue by being the post city -- host city. imagine in 2016 this being where the super bowl is held. hosting the super bowl gave new orleans a much-needed boost and they will finalize things tonight and city leaders have said they will comply with the request for nfl workers and team members. it works out to be about 19,000 beds we're talking about it. it's a standard demand but cities can choose to shoot it down like miami did in 2010. this year, miami will comply, it just announced. with all of the money the nfl rakes in, one man we spoke to said it can afford it. >> i believe that, you know, the people that go to the super bowl that can afford those tickets, the little bit of the price they have to pay, no big deal to them. the city should be able to reason the benefits -- reap the benefits. >> reporter: super bowl tickets would be exempt from surcharges. one raising $6 million and an
the taxes for the super bowl. it adds up to millions of dollars. the city of santa clara believes it can recoup that lost revenue by being the post city -- host city. imagine in 2016 this being where the super bowl is held. hosting the super bowl gave new orleans a much-needed boost and they will finalize things tonight and city leaders have said they will comply with the request for nfl workers and team members. it works out to be about 19,000 beds we're talking about it. it's a standard demand but cities can choose to shoot it down like miami did in 2010. this year, miami will comply, it just announced. with all of the money the nfl rakes in, one man we spoke to said it can afford it. >> i believe that, you know, the people that go to the super bowl that can afford those tickets, the little bit of the price they have to pay, no big deal to them. the city should be able to reason the benefits -- reap the benefits. >> reporter: super bowl tickets would be exempt from surcharges. one raising $6 million and another that would have raised $25,000 to fund
will be confiscated in a tax to bail out the country's finances. in our cover story, that's the scene as the mediterranean island of cyprus faces what its president calls "blackmail" for a bailout. *the run on atms in cyprus was sparked by a controversial deal demanded by the european union. in exchange for a $13-billion bailout to the country, a portion of bank deposit accounts from the poorest pensioners to the richest investors would be confiscated. "some of the banks put cash back in the machines, and soon there were lines around them." it's the first time depositers would pay for a bailout - 6.7% on accounts below the equivalent of $130,000, and 9.9% taken from accounts higher than that. the island nation's parliment is poised to approve or reject it. "i can't imagine parliment passing it. it's anyone's guess what parliment will do." cyprus has become a haven for offshore accounts - moody's estimates as much as half of cyprus' bank deposits - $31 billion - are from russia, much of it suspected to be involved in money laundering, leaving ordinary depositers caught in the middle. "
. after cypress rejects the tax on bank deposits, at its high, get this, the dow up more than 62 points today before making a 132-point swing to the downside. there's the dow. right now, down 24 points, a lot can happen in the last hour. a lot has happened during this session today. taking a look at the s&p. the s&p is moving further away from that record closing high, trying to get there, can't get there. the dow and s&p at this point on track of the first three day losing streak of 20 # 13 of the year. 1544 and 1565.15. we want to see on the s&p. two companies weigh on the s&p today. e lek tropic arts whose ceo stepped down after lowering guidance for the upcoming quarter, and cliff natural resources after goldman's lower iron ore outlook hurts, both big performers in 2012, both stocks down substantially right now. we got data today, more data, on housing, and the housing recovery is moving forward as construction picks up. the good news coming out today, helping to lift markets, at least earlier op in the day, so a lot of information to digest during this trading day. look at the bui
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